15-Sep-2014 - Ireland once was a drug making nexus,Making meds sold from Cairo to Texas.But with key patents gone,Firms are keen to move on,And a new Limerick tech hub reflects this, says director.
15-Sep-2014 - The EU commission plans to strip DG Sanco of responsibility for the running the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and hand it to the directorate in charge of enterprise and industry.
15-Sep-2014 - Hospira has pulled a lot of heparin sodium after human hair discovered in vial.
15-Sep-2014 - Who's in, who's out: all the latest changes in senior pharmaceutical appointments.
15-Sep-2014 - Unilife has invested in manufacturing capacity for its drug delivery devices ahead of schedule to support the accelerated commercial launch date of its customers' products.
15-Sep-2014 - Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a “faster, more effective and painless” way.
11-Sep-2014 - High importation costs and country-to-country differences in national healthcare systems mean drugmakers will continue to vary the cost of products in Africa according to an industry analyst.
11-Sep-2014 - The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says Twitter, Facebook and smartphone apps could soon be used to gather adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
11-Sep-2014 - Indian drugmaker Cipla has bought two manufacturing facilities from its contractor Okasa Pharma.
11-Sep-2014 - Industry groups BIO (Biotechnology Industry Association) and GPhA (Generic Pharmaceutical Association) are calling for outsourcing facilities to be held to the same standards as other, larger manufacturers.
10-Sep-2014 - The Natoli Engineering Company has opened an pharmaceutical research institute to look for answers to enduring formulation problems in solid oral dosage.
10-Sep-2014 - Molecular Profiles has expanded its capsule-filling services from solids to liquids with investment in equipment at its UK site.
10-Sep-2014 - A new list of biopharmaceuticals published by the US FDA provides limited information with only the entries for Neupogen, Perjecta and Granix including expiry dates.
09-Sep-2014 - Food scientists may have hit on a novel delivery method for HIV antiretrovirals: a vaginal suppository made with seaweed.
09-Sep-2014 - Hyperion says it is “shocked and disheartened” after discovering Phase III trial data for a type 1 diabetes candidate was manipulated by employees of recently acquired Andromeda Biotech.
09-Sep-2014 - US authorities have arrested Glenn Chin, a supervising pharmacist they say was involved in compounding the contaminated injections behind an outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 751 patients and killed 64 in 2012.
08-Sep-2014 - Plus senior hires at Merck Serono, Astellas, the European Medicines Agency, and more.
08-Sep-2014 - The drug industry and regulators have teamed up to develop a smartphone app to make the gathering and reporting of adverse drug reactions easier.
08-Sep-2014 - Synthon has consolidated its Czech API capabilities through the sale of a laboratory and pilot scale plant in Prague to CRO Mercachem.
08-Sep-2014 - Chemicals firm Evonik has expanded its capacity in Japan to cope with high demands for specialty silica, used in various drugmaking operations.